In a memo to employees earlier last week, Google said it had purchased 10 acres of land in Cochrane, Washington, to expand its operations in the region. < / P > < p > it was previously reported that the company had bought a local used car dealer. The company also spent $40 million on another site nearby in July. < / P > < p > even before the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, technology companies were expanding to the employee intensive eastern suburbs of Seattle. Although the epidemic has made home office increasingly popular, many companies have continued the program. < / P > < p > Facebook bought and leased a new area in Bellevue, south of Cochrane. In September, Seattle based Amazon said it had also signed a new land lease agreement in Bellevue, which would eventually employ 25000 people there, compared with about 3000 at the time. < / P > < p > this is a bright spot for the office market in Phuket Bay. According to CBRE’s latest report, office vacancy rates in Bellevue and Cochrane were 6.1% and 4.6% respectively in the third quarter, compared with 10% in Seattle. < / P > < p > a Google executive wrote in the memo that “this transaction strengthens our long-term commitment to building the Cochrane community and will provide us with rare flexibility to become a foothold for Google in the development of Cochrane in the future.” Spontaneous combustion at a Guangzhou Motor vehicle intersection and other traffic lights in Shenzhen